Now That's a BIG Pet!

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  1. Julie K

    Julie K Screenwriter

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    A man in San Diego, CA had a pet hippo in his backyard.
    I'm not sure if I'd feel safe with a pygmy hippo in my backyard and I'm sure I wouldn't want to clean up after one [​IMG]
     
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    Eak... I wouldn't want to live on the same block as that guy.... just think if some kids went and spooked it.
     
  3. Jeff Ulmer

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    Where exactly does one get a license to own a hippo anyway?
     
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    So one day, all of the animals came together and made the following deal: Each will tell a joke, and if everyone doesn't laugh at it then they would kill the joke teller. (I don't know why they did this... maybe they were hungry?)
    So anyway, the Rabbit went first. The Rabbit told this great joke. All of the animals were laughing hysterically, rolling on the floor and slapping their knees (if they had knees). All that is except for the Hippopotamus.
    So, what could they do... the Hippo did not laugh. They had to kill the Rabbit. After promptly doing so, they gave the next turn to the lion.
    The Lion told a really dumb joke, that was not funny at all. All of the animals just sat there and stared, but the Hippo started laughing a tremendous laugh. the animals asked the Hippopotamus: "why are you laughing? the Joke wasn't funny." To which the Hippo replied: "Didn't you get the Rabbit's Joke?"
    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
  5. Scott L

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    I thought you were about to show the old guy with that enormous cat in his arms.
     
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    Great story.
    I never really wanted a pet, but perhaps a killer pygmy hippo would keep the noise complaints away. [​IMG]
     
  7. Jeff Ulmer

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    I think a Bengal tiger would be a better pet, but then you'd need to keep handy those ads for the local paper:
    "Found, one Nike Superstar running shoe, left, size ten. Foot inside."[​IMG]
     
  8. Jack Briggs

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    Jeff: Cats of all stripes are free citizens. No cat is a "pet." My buddy Attila reminds me of that fact every day. JB
     
  9. RobertR

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    Sorry, Jack. I'll only be able to accept that notion with respect to the Kzin. [​IMG] BTW, the state game warden quoted in the story appears to commit an oxymoron. How can you have a "giant" pygmy hippo? [​IMG]
     
  10. Julie K

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    I noticed that "giant" pygmy hippo comment as well, but am inclined to forgive it. I'm sure it's still an imposing creature even if it is only 500 lbs.
    I liked the one comment about how stinky the manure was [​IMG]
    BTW, do you guys know how to determine the weight of a hippo?

    Pick up the hippo and stand on your bathroom scales. Note the weight. Now put the hippo down and weigh yourself. Subtract your weight from the weight of you and the hippo and thus obtain the hippo's weight.
     
  11. RobertR

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    Julie: [​IMG] And be sure to get an accurate reading, or you may be off by a pound. [​IMG]
     
  12. Jack Briggs

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    Also, please provide that in the form of an equation. Thank you very much.
     
  13. Julie K

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    The equation is left as an exercise for the reader [​IMG]
    I wonder if the guy in the story ever had an opportunity to apply the official method of hippo packing and moving.
     
  14. Jack Briggs

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    Only you would discover and then share such a link! [​IMG]
     

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